Iona Park & Gathering of the Sprinting Clan

Soupe (FDJ-BigMat) digging in for a fine third behind
Goss (2nd) and stage winner, Cavendish.

This morning, the timing was on the mark, watching the end of stage 2 and then leaving to meet the FRFuggitivi group ride.

Guy and I and the rest of the boys (now 7 of us with the newest member, Brian) changed it up and took a flat and fast route along the scenic Fraser River into Richmond past the International Airport right to Iona Park. Seeing many cyclists along this 56km route, enjoying the beautiful 11C sunny morning we couldn't ask for anything more. At times riding single file due to our high speeds (38 kph) I felt very good considering I haven't touched my bike since last Sunday.

Theo Bos lost control of his rear wheel slamming into Alexander Kristoff on the last bend was spectacular. From the flying bikes and bodies emerged sprinters; Cavendish was chased by Goss (second) and surprise third place finisher, Geoffrey Soupe (FDJ-BigMat) ahead of Farrar. Never heard of Soupe? I haven't until today, and I'm convince after his performance that we'll hear more from this sprinter ...soon enough.

Tomorrow's stage 3: Horsens will be honor the late Wouter Weylandt and here's the poignant, Remembering Wouter by Jens Voigt. Prediction: Tyler Farrar will remember his late friend with the stage victory.

Results after stage 3: Herning 206km.

Maglia Rosa after stage 3... Taylor Phinney.

Goss and GreenEDGE will win very soon!